Unicorn

UAV Research at the University of Minnesota

August 3, 2007

Today we took a small field trip to do a couple systems tests.

Here is the basic setup with Paw, Troy, and Brian:


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Here is a closup of the Unicorn airframe with all our instrumentation:


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Here are some pictures of the flying area:


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Here are some pictures of the Unicorn in flight:


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Rascal C

Sig Rascal C, 49″ Wing Span, HiMax Outrunner Upgrade


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Motor: HiMax HC2816-0890 brushless outrunner
Speed Controller: ElectriFly SS-25 25A Silver Series ESC
Prop: APC 11×5.5
Battery: 3 Cell 11.1v 1800mAh lipoly: 45(?) minute flight times when throttled back for a leisurely cruise.
Color: Purple (nicknamed Tinky Winky) 🙂

 

August 3, 2007

Here are a couple pictures from today’s flight out near Baldwin, WI. The winds were light, the atmosphere was really stable, perfect day for flying a light floater aircraft.

 


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May 25, 2007

I upgraded the tired old 7.4v battery to a fresh 11.1v …
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